Home of 2030 Young Persons’ Challenge Showcase – Darwen Aldridge Academy

Students from Darwen Aldridge Academy have made it through to the next stage of the Home of 2030 Young Persons’ Challenge. Congratulations to the students and staff involved.

Students from Darwen Aldridge Academy have made it through to the next stage of the Home of 2030 Young Persons’ Challenge. Congratulations to the students and staff involved.

In the 11-14 year age group, a team comprising Ailsa Fox, Eva Robinson, Bethany White and Ava Schiel entered with E-Homes, eco-friendly homes which take the ‘E’ out of Electricity and put it into Eco say the team.

In the 16-18 year age group, Zoe Porter was successful with House for Life, a home design that is adaptable throughout all stages of life.

About E-Homes: We thought about how our Home of 2030 could be affordable and help people to stay in their home for many years. We have made sure our home is spacious and eco-friendly. Our Home of 2030 has many sustainable features which will help to keep costs down for the owners whilst helping the environment.

About House for Life: For my project, I want to create the ‘House for Life’: the perfect family home which is adjustable through all stages of your life. Furthermore, this home will be suitable for those who want to expand a family and for those who do not. This house will be an affordable option and one in which members of society in 2030 over the age of 60 will not need to leave due to physical difficulty. As it will be a house in 2030, this house will be both eco-friendly and conserve maximum energy in order to forward the goal zero carbon emission by 2050, a greener future for everybody! I want to emphasise the minimalism of the Home of 2030; I feel as it should be realistic, not too extravagant where one may feel they cannot buy as it is out of their price range.

To view the full shortlist read more here. All the shortlisted teams go forward to the national final in Autumn 2020.